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AcroYoga and Aerial Silks workshop with Rachel McMeachin

The Last Carnival
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AcroYoga 11-12:30 pm
Silks 12:45-2:15 pm

Rachel McMeachin - Instructor
Ok so a brief history of me and my training... Began working as a fire performer in the summer of 96 while involved with a band called Crash Worship. Went on to work in a side show circus Voodoo Funhouse performing with fire, dancing on broken glass, bed of nails and bullwhip tricks in the early 2000's. In 2006 I began studying aerial silks with Lynn Coleman (producer of the Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival in - Denver). She was training me in performance and teaching of the silks for a year and 1/2. I continued my aerial training with other professional performers and teachers such as Lara Paxton from Circus Contraption, Rain Wilson of Paper Doll Militia, and Elsie Smith of New England Center of Circus Arts and various members of aerialist on the Cirque Du Soleil performance roster. I've been lucky enough to train with some of the most amazing performers in the field.

Aerial work then led me into the world of other physical expression. Namely Yoga and AcroYoga. I began studying AcroYoga with founder Jason Nemer in 2007 and began training and traveling to work and play with Acroyogis from all over the world. I received my Yoga teaching certification in 2009 at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja Mexico and in 2011 became a certified AcroYoga teacher in Corfu Greece. I am now Acroyoga International Level 2 certified and Acro Revolution certified.

I created the first aerial school in KC starting in 2006 where I have been teaching and hosting a variety of circus, dance, and movement classes. I have trained many students that have gone on to perform and become aerial instructors in most of the other aerial groups in the area, as well as creating a fun, safe and invigorating space for students who are just looking for a new way to stay fit and healthy.